’s State Security Service said Wednesday that it broke up what it characterized as a terrorist group, backed by “Iranian handlers,” that wanted to gather intelligence about locations frequented by Americans and Israelis. The service said it arrested three suspects, but one remained at large. A spokeswoman, Marilyn Ogar, who was reading from a statement, identified the head of the group as Abdullahi Mustaphah Berende, a leader of a local Shiite sect. “He personally took photographs of the Israeli culture center in Ikoyi, Lagos,” she said. The group also conducted surveillance on USAID and the United States Peace Corps, she said. Ms. Ogar did not take questions.
ABUJA— Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Olugbenga Ashiru, yesterday, said the Federal Government was yet to receive any official statement from its British counterpart over the 3,000 Pounds Sterling cash bond for first-time visa applicants from Nigeria and five other Commonwealth countries. The other countries are India, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh. A statement […]
INEC confirmed the registration on Wednesday. The Independent National Electoral Commission has registered the All Progressives Congress, APC. This was stated by the Secretary to INEC, Abdullahi Kaugama, in a statement on Wednesday. The statement said: “The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved the application by three political parties – the Action Congress of […]
Despite the protracted controversy that trailed its passage by the House of Assembly, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), Monday assented to a bill legalising cremation of bodies in the state. He also signed into law, two other bills seeking to establish Ibile Oil and Gas Corporation as well as Christian and Muslim Pilgrims […]